The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig
is a research museum of the Leibniz Association
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The molecular lab of the ZFMK has its origins in the late 90's and steadily developed into an important resort of research activities within the house.
We have now realized all the important technical preconditions for populationgenetic and molecular phylogenetic work which is mirrored by a quite number of ongoing projects within these fields of research.
We routinely employ the standard techniques of PCR, automated sequencing for phylogenetic analyses and microsatellite techniques for populationgenetic questions.
One of our main goals is to simultaneously profit from the extensive museum collections and molecular approaches in studies of general evolutionary backgrounds.